(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. platitude. See maxim, unmeaningness.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. commonplace, self-evident truth, adage; see cliché , motto , proverb .
See Synonym Study at cliché .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
platitude, cliche, bromide, saw, commonplace, axiom, fact, maxim, aphorism, truth, universal truth.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A trite expression or idea: banality, bromide, cliché, commonplace, platitude, stereotype. See SURPRISE.

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